Now it’s official. So every nearly every decent mobile device is going to have WebKit as it’s rendering engine:
- iPhone, iTouch
- Series 60 Phones
- Android powered devices
BTW: Although both the N95 and the iPhone are using WebKit, we are talking about two completely different user experiences.
In addition WebKit
- has been ported to the Nokia N800 internet tablets
- runs on MacOS X, Windows and Linux under QT4
- KDE has decided to switch to it when the KHTML diffs have been merged in.
- Adobe uses it as the integrated rendering engine of AIR.
WebKit also excels in CSS3 implementation (only second to Opera) and makes it easy do use nightly builds
Seems that i definitely have some closer look at WebKit. Until now i’m using Firefox as my main desktop browser (although) i’m running mostly Mac OS X at home. This is mainly due to it’s extensibility (i have plenty of extensions installed). But there also seem to be quite some Safari plug-ins around. But everytime i tried to run Minimo on my T-Mobile MDA it was unusable
PS.: Has anybody WebKit running on a Chumby?
PPS: If anybody is wondering what this Dalvik VM is in the above diagram, head over here. Seems to be a quite clever move by Android in order to navigate the Java LIcensing seas